Thunder Mountain Enduro Finals

COVID 19: Registration limited to ??? racers per event – Masks requires when social distancing is not possible. Please note there may be other venue specific restrictions please visit Thunder Mountain Website for Covid-19 updated restrictions. There will be no Team pits offered due to social distancing.

The Maxxis Specialized Enduro Finals offers 150% Series Points

October 17-18, 2020 MAXXIS SPECIALIZED ESC Enduro Series FINALS at Thunder Mountain, MA
Registration: Saturday 9-2 and Sunday 8-9
Practice: Saturday 9-4 
Race: Sunday  Enduro 9am 

The Maxxis Specialized Enduro Finals offers 150% Series Points

Thunder Mountain Bike Park has such a large amount of technical trails that it allows them to create a well-rounded enduro race. The addition of the Warfield Inn trails has added some pedaling to a lift-oriented day of racing.

The trails at Thunder are steep, and a lot of your time will be spent traversing across off-camber, root-filled sections. The jagged rocks and roots on the Back-of-the-shed trails are some of the most challenging lines out there. Riders will be treated to spectacular views of the Berkshire Mountains from the top of the bike park, with plenty of options on the way down!

Thunder will see two events on the enduro calendar, one of which will be the series finals. This means it will have more 150% more points on the line than a normal race. Riders will be looking to finish off the season strong in hopes of grabbing that coveted ESC series winner jerseys.  

MAXXIS ESC Enduro Racer Categories
CLIF Kids Class 12 and Under
CLIF Enduro Lite
15 And Under
20 And Under Open
21-29
30-39
40+ Open
Masters 50+
Female Amateur
Male Pro Open
Female Pro Open

MAXXIS ESC Racing Age is the racers age on December 31, 2020

NO Racing License Required

Early Bird Pricing – Prices Increase $10 three weeks prior to the event 
CLIF KIDS U12 = $.01
AMATEURS = $55
PRO = $65

MAXXIS ESC SPECIALIZED ENDURO RACE REGISTRATION

Late/Onsite pricing is $15 more than regular entry rates

RACE FEES – Include a Sunday Lift Pass but DOES NOT INCLUDE A SATURDAY PRACTICE LIFT PASS:
SATURDAY PRACTICE LIFT PASS $30 

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THE WEDNESDAY AT MIDNIGHT PRIOR TO THE EVENT

POLICIES:

  • Refunds are available two up to weeks prior to the event, less $20 Handling fee via Paypal, contact us at easternstatescup@hotmail.com
  • Race entries cannot be transferred to a different event
  • Once a refund is issued the same racer cannot re-register online for the same event, but they can onsite subject to availability 
  • Race entries can be transferred to another person for a $20 handling fee until the Wednesday prior to the event. Contact us at easternstatescup@hotmail.com
  • SORRY BUT NO EXCEPTIONS TO ABOVE POLICIES

CLICK FOR FULL MAXXIS ESC SPECIALIZED ENDURO INFORMATION AND RULES

MAXXIS ESC Number Plates:
All registered racers must use a 2020 MAXXIS ESC Number Plate anytime they are on course including their race run and practice.
Only registered racers with 2020 MAXXIS ESC Number Plates are allowed on the Race Course.
2020 MAXXIS ESC number plates are available at every race for $10.00 each.
These plates can be reused by racers at all 2020 MAXXIS ESC races.
Previous year’s plates are not allowed to be used.
Modifications will/can result in disqualification. Lettering/Logos MUST be 100% Intact. NO CUTS!!

Enduro Racers will be charged the replacement cost of $100.00 for broken, lost or non-returned timing chips

Racers must be present at the racers meeting where we will activate their chips

If you have not paid for your 2020 Maxxis ESC number plate, please note it is CASH only and no ATM machines are on site.

Please drive slowly through the neighborhood while visiting our venues, we do not want to upset the neighbors and please visit the local restaurants and let them know you are there because of the enduro race.

  • CAMPING– Camping is offered as part of the ESC Box Showdown at the Charlemont Fairgrounds. Participants will be able to overnight there on Friday and Saturday. The fairgrounds will be open starting at 5:30pm on Friday. Please don’t set-up   There is a $10 per night/per head venue fee for the weekend, cash only. No alcohol, open fires or fireworks are allowed at the fairgrounds. We would like to promote the social aspect of these races, and have a fire pit to hang out Saturday night and encourage organizing other activities. No electrical or RV hookups exist, but it is a beautiful old New England fairground with plenty of places to park your rig or setup a tent.
  • Camping at Thunder: CLOSED
  • A number of people have asked about setting up pits at Thunder Mountain for the weekend or driving down a camper during the day. People are free to set-up pits or park their RV in the parking lot during the day on Saturday and Sunday. If you leave your pit set up on Saturday night, please know you do this at your own risk and Berkshire East nor ESC are not responsible for any personal belongings.
  • Directions to Charlemont Fairgrounds: The fairgrounds are located .25 mile on 8A north off of route 2. Follow 8A until you come to a covered bridge (Bissell Bridge) and take a right up the hill before crossing the bridge. Most GPS devices should find Charlemont Fairgrounds if you search. Don’t type in the actual address as it will not lead you where you need to go.

WAIVERS / REGISTRATION FORMS – All racers must check in at registration and fill out the registration and waiver forms before riding the trails after 9am Saturday.

SCHEDULE:

  •  FRIDAY – Open for public riding, tracks may be marked.
  • SATURDAY – Open for riding, tracks open. NO SHUTTLING, Registration at the MAXXIS ESC Tents 9am-2pm
  • SUNDAY – No pre-riding – RACE ONLY –  NO SHUTTLING.  Mandatory Racers Meeting 8:30. Race Start 9am. Registration 8am-9am

We will be onsite Friday afternoon but please understand we cannot do any registration on Friday. We have a lot of course set up and we really want to ride our bikes too !

We will be offering our 2020 Maxxis ESC Socks, Pint Glasses and T Shirts at our registration tents, please remember its cash only

INFORMATION:

  • NO SHUTTLING– That goes for all weekend for everyone. If you are seen/reported/caught/whatever shuttling you will be assessed a time penalty. Trust us you will not be on the podium if you try, so don’t.
  • NUMBER PLATES– Will be sold at registration for $10 each. A 2020 MAXXIS ESC Number Plate must be affixed correctly to your bike always while on the tracks this weekend at Diamond Hill. You will not be allowed to ride without one. No cuts or trimming allowed on the plate please.
  • CASH ONLY– Yup, no ATMs on site either.
  • BUG SPRAY – You will want it and please don’t ask for ours…lol
  • COLD – Temps expected in the 30’s overnights
  • RAIN – Don’t even go there !!
  • CLIF KIDS CLASS – Will compete one Less Race Section. Our Staff will conduct a course ride along on Saturday at 2. Meet at the Registration Tents. The above may be adjusted, so please check with us at Registration. No parents may ride with or run behind their children unless they are registered racers – NO EXCEPTIONS

MAXXIS ESC CLIF KIDS CLASS
Racers will not be charged for race registration and will receive a free race day lift pass if applicable. This class will do the same DH tracks as the pros, go arounds for features will be available. In the Enduro races this class will compete on one less race segment. Late or onsite registrations will incur the $10 late fee.

Racers must be 12 or younger on December 31, 2020 to be eligible.

CLIF ENDURO LITE CLASS
This new for 2020 class will race for a reduced rate thanks to CLIF and the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup. CLIF ENDURO LITE Racers will compete on one less stage and race with the CLIF KIDS CLASS. This class is meant for beginner and new to enduro racers to experience what the enduro racing excitement is all about. Racers will get a total race time and a race time for each segment. The class will not compete for Maxxis ESC Podiums, Prizes or a Series Championship. This is the for the FUN Class!! The Clif Enduro Lite format will offer four fun tracks to entertain all levels of riders but will focus primarily on women, kids and first-timers. The emphasis will not be on results or prizes but on learning and having fun with like-minded mountain bike riders.

PLEASE NOTE: CLIF Lite Class racers are required to stay with the CLIF Kids Class and race the segments in the same order. CLIF Enduro Lite Class Racers may only compete in enduro at our Box Showdown Events.

Enduro Racers MUST hand in their timing chips within 15 minutes after finishing the last stage or they will be penalized 1 minute, after 30 minutes racers will be DQ’d from the event

Racers MUST be present at the Series Final Award Ceremonies or at the Race Award Ceremony 
to Receive Awards and/or Cash Payouts!

PETS AND ALCOHOL ARE NOT ALLOWED
AT ANY EASTERN STATES CUP EVENT!